Rentals and Tests

Equipment Rental

Weed wrenches available for loan

Various sizes of weed wrenches are available for use at no charge to the public. Weed wrenches are used for removal of woody, exotic, invasive plants. The office maintains one mini, one light, two medium and two heavy wrenches.

Truax No-Till drill available for rental

Truax No-Till Seed Drill The Truax no-till drill plants grass and seed in a variety of conditions. Multiple boxes offer flexibility to plant most seeds, including:

  • fluffy
  • cool season species
  • small grains
  • wildflowers

The drill has right openings with a seeding width of 5.3 feet. Cost-sharing programs may cover a portion of expenses related to:

  • establishing permanent vegetation
  • no-till planting

Soil Testing

Our office does not actually do soil testing. Instead, we evaluate soil sample analysis results.

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) does soil testing. The Agronomic Division offers:

  • information
  • forms
  • free soil testing boxes

Residents can pick up boxes at the CSWCD office (715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord). You can also ship your boxed soil samples to the Agronomic Division through our office at no charge. Turnaround time for results varies depending on the time of year.

From December 1 through April 1, the Agronomic Division charges $4 per soil test box. CSWCD collects the boxed samples and ships them. Residents must pay the Agronomic Division in advance, and can only do so online or by check.